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In what increasingly looks like a facsimile of updates on the defence of Bagdad in 2003, Duff and Phelps continue to accentuate the positives about the potential bidders for Rangers Football Club or its assets but the charade is finally running out of acts.

This afternoon’s withdrawal of interest by the Blue Knight (singular), Paul Murray, the accountant who was a director of Rangers during the hugely controversial EBT years, and Brian Kennedy, should allow minds to focus on the most important question, what next?

Here’s a prediction for you:

Rangers Football Club will play their last game on Sunday 13 May 2012.  One day next week, possibly even before the appeal against the SFA Disciplinary Tribunal punishment, one, or perhaps more, of the prominent players who have been jockeying for position recently will commence proceedings to buy a club in the Scottish Football League, or form a new club, ask for permission to play at Airdrie or Paisley, and apply for SFA membership.  If membership is granted, an application will be lodged to join the Scottish Football League as soon as a vacancy becomes available.

In time Craig Whyte will sell or otherwise lose control of Ibrox Stadium, and if it is still in an operable condition, the football team hoping to profit from the demise of Rangers will look to acquire rights to play there.

You have witnessed an incredible period of Scottish social history in recent months.

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  1. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    On pin stripe legs the taxman comes

     

    softly through the shadow of the evening sun

     

    stealing past the windows of the blissfully dead

     

    looking for a victim shivering in bed

     

     

    Searching out fear in the empty blue room

     

    and suddenly a movement in the corner of the room

     

    and there is nothing I can do when I realise with fright

     

    that the taxman is having me for dinner tonight

     

     

    Quietly he laughs and shaking his head

     

    creeps closer now closer to the foot of the bed

     

    and softer than shadow and quicker than flies

     

    his arms are around me and his tongue in my eyes

     

     

    Be still be calm be quiet now my precious boy

     

    don’t struggle like that or I will only love you more

     

    for it’s much too late to get away or turn on the light

     

    the taxman is having you for dinner tonight

     

     

    And I feel like I’m being eaten by

     

    a thousand million shivering furry holes

     

    and I know that in the morning

     

    I will wake up in the shivering cold

     

    and the taxman is always hungry

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  3. Re: post from last thread:

     

     

    gerryguk7 on 11 May, 2012 at 13:23 said:

     

    For what it’s worth, I think the appeal against the transfer ban will not succeed, or at least not in whole.

     

     

    Firstly, I think the ground of appeal that it was all Craig Whtye’s fault is without basis. The idea of corporate responsibility on the company for the actings of directors of the company is long established. Rangers seem to have won the Premier league after Whyte took control last year, a period in which he is alleged to have with-held taxes. Rangers defence is that he alone is responsible for bringing the game into disrepute by failing to remit PAYE/NIC. To take that logic to its natural conclusion, as this with-holding funded the club during May last year. the league title (corporately awarded to “Rangers” for the actings of its directors and employees) should be awarded to Craig Whtye. In other words, he’s entirely personally responsible for all the successes and failures of the club, or the club itself is corporately responsible for all of the directors’ successes failings and, erm, alleged with-holdings. I know which version of events has a more solid basis in company law, a version which I am sure (honestly) is replicated in the SFA’s Articles of Association.

     

     

    Another reason why they won’t (in my opinion) succeed is more down to the nature of litigation, and human (or lawyer) behaviour. A member of the bench in such a high profile case will, in my opinion, be dis-inclined to disagree with a learned QC. There is safety in numbers, and no-one wants to be thought of as the outlying minority view. More to the point, the statement of reasons seems to preclude any suggestion that the panel failed to interpret the rules, or apply their minds to other sanctions. You can “bomb-proof” statements of reasons prior to appeal hearings, and the QC seems to have given this one a pretty good coating.

     

     

    As I said, a caveat on all of the above is that it’s just my interpretation. An appeal hearing is litigation, and you can’t always predict how another human being will interpret the rules, but there are a few ground rules to appeal hearings and, in this case, I think the ban will stand. As ever, it’s the man in the red jersey and the wig that counts.

  4. traditionalist88 on

    ‘Only match fixing in its various forms might be a more serious breach’

     

     

    MIGHT…

     

     

    So potentially as serious or worse than match fixing.

     

     

    HH

  5. When I was watching Celtic at one of the lowest ebbs in their history for all those years after the absolute high of 1988, I never dreamed these days would be possible.

     

     

    I have watched rangers in administration suffer blow after blow and enjoyed every minute of it.

     

     

    I have watched bitter, bitter huns crumble and refuse to make eye contact and I have loved it.

     

     

    A part of me was hopiong Sunday would be one of the best wakes ever seen but now I realise Sunday is OUR DAY to celebrate all that we are, all we have been and more importantly all we will achieve in the future.

     

     

    We are Celtic, were you never walk alone.

     

     

    Hail! Hail!

  6. Dick byrne,

     

    excellent,surprised none of the Brannans are part of that

     

    consortium,or will they be a late bidder just before the music starts,

     

    eastenderscsc

  7. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    DICK BYRNE 1324

     

     

    There isn’t a hope in hell of them being accepted by the hordes.

     

     

    Not a cardigan between them.

     

     

    Didn’t Frank wear one now and again? Maybe they can dig him up-they’ve tried everything else!

  8. The Pantaloon Duck on

    “You have witnessed an incredible period of Scottish social history in recent months.”

     

     

    Spot on, Paul

  9. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    THE EXILED TIM 1326

     

     

    Aye,Findlay might have had his eyes on the prize when he got involved there.

     

     

    You’ve long suggested Fife,as I recall……

  10. Paul67,

     

     

    What about the London mob……..they have buckets of money. (well so says the MSM)

  11. And Paul67 you have played an absolute blinder these last few months. Great to hear you on Radio Scotland. Here’s hoping when the Gers ultimately go down it will be the start of a new era of integrity and intelligence for Scottish football; clubs, administrators, media.

     

     

    Guys on here, don’t take Paul for granted, let him know you love him!

  12. Paul,

     

     

    a few weeks ago I told you who the target was.

     

     

    Cowdenbeath.

     

     

    Seville67

  13. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    philhoopyloguewantsthebighouseofpainclosedasap on 11 May, 2012 at 13:26 said:

     

    Never mind newco. At 1.05am this very morning on way to hospital a new member of the Celtic Family, Eirinn Christina Logue was born in my car at the side of the road in Corofin, Co Clare. I can’t believe i delivered a baby! Mom and baby ghirl doing well. I’m away for a wee sleep

     

     

     

    ~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~

     

     

    WELL DONE,SIR!

     

     

    In there from start to finish,too……..

  14. Fortunes Favour Mibbes on

    philvisreturns @ 13:15

     

     

    ..and Agent Whyte’s Excellent Adventure.

     

     

    A Son of Dan @ 13:26

     

     

    The 90s was a difficult time. We were cheated on a massive scale – TB and PMcS deserved much much better. At last Karma catches up !

  15. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Paul67

     

     

    And I love you so

     

    The people ask me how

     

    How I’ve lived till now

     

    I tell them I don’t know

     

     

    I guess they understand

     

    How lonely life has been

     

    But life began again

     

    The day you took my hand

     

     

    And yes, I know how lonely life can be

     

    The shadows follow me ‘n’ the night won’t set me free

     

    But I don’t let the evening get me down

     

    Now that you’re around me

     

     

    And you love me, too

     

    Your thoughts are just for me

     

    You set my spirit free

     

    I’m happy that you do

     

     

    The book of life is brief

     

    And once a page is read

     

    All but life is dead

     

    That is my belief

     

     

    And yes, I know how lonely life can be

     

    The shadows follow me and the night won’t set me free

     

    But I don’t let the evening get me down

     

    Now that you’re around me

     

     

    Hail Hail

  16. Just read that rangers were told prior to the original panel sitting who would be on it and yet that Fat, Snide, McCoist comes out with that disgraceful rant afterwards.

     

     

    Sally, I am so glad you are man in charge when rangers die.

  17. BlantyreKev says Good luck, farewell, goodbye on

    Paul, the Club is Cowdenbeath, 1st division next year. Credit to @JohnboyMaclean for this.

     

     

    I imagine the groundshare will be Kilmarnock.

  18. jungle jam67 on

    The unseen Fenian hand now moves in to deliver the fatal blow…..

     

     

    Bye bye rANGERs

     

     

    Havingapartywhenthehunsdiex csc

  19. BlantyreKev says Good luck, farewell, goodbye on

    They were called Cowndebeath Rangers in their early years incidentally.

  20. Fortunes Favour Mibbes

     

     

    Karma has donned Size 12 steel toe capped boots on and not let us down.

     

     

    HH

  21. Why on earth would Kennedy be holding a press conference? He has had more knockbacks than an acne covered 12 year old at a school disco

     

     

    You’ve been exposed as the ego driven self publicising muppet you are Brian. Let it go son….

  22. Posted late last night that I was told Ticketus now fully expect NO football will be played at ibrox next season ant that is why they are moving against Craigy Bhoy.

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